It’s no exaggeration to say that our single-use plastic consumption has gotten out of control. The food that we eat and the air that we breathe are polluted with chemicals that our body is not supposed to be exposed to.
Whether you’re trying to improve your diet, clean up your personal routine or “greenify” the way you live, these easy changes can get you on the right track to healthier living.
Be sure to have these 6 holistic products at home for simple holistic living!
Wool Dryer Balls – Say Goodbye to Dryer Sheets
These 100% New Zealand Wool Dryer balls are the perfect all-natural, eco-friendly alternative to dryer sheets. Just toss about 3-6 balls in the dryer with your load and let the magic take effect. They will eliminate static and soften clothing while reducing energy usage and drying your clothes quicker.
They’re able to be used up to 1000 dryer cycles which equals approximately 5 years at 4 loads a week.
Reduce your carbon footprint while pocketing some extra savings each month by switching to wool dryer balls. The benefits are countless! Some of the most harmful ingredients in dryer sheets include benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer), benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory tract irritant), ethanol (linked to central nervous system disorders), limonene (a known carcinogen) and chloroform (a neurotoxin and carcinogen), among others.
Learn about additional benefits at: BB Holistics 100% Natural Wool Dryer Balls
Weighted blanket – Improve Sleep and Health Quality
Sleep problems and insomnia are affecting 20-35% of adults in North America, creating long term health risks or issues.
The use of weighted blankets and deep pressure stimulation has been found to create a calming and soothing effect that minimizes anxiety, depression and other health related problems by releasing serotonin and melatonin.
BB Holistic Weighted Blankets are medically made out of EMF shielding material and Far Infrared Ray aromatherapy.
This natural therapy helps improve one’s mood and has many other endless benefits, especially for children struggling with ADHD or Autism.
Some of the BB Holistics Weighted Blanket health benefits include:
- Eases insomnia
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduces stress
- Improves focus for ADHD
- Helps Fibromyalgia pain
- Improves sleep quality
- Boosts mood
- Eases pain
- Addresses symptoms of PTSD
- Decreases anxiety in pets (check out our weighted pad)
- Manages Autism symptoms
And it recreates a big tight hug feeling but that’s not all!
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Himalayan Salt Lamp – Health Claims
Many people choose to buy Himalayan salt lamps simply because they enjoy the ambiance the pink light creates. Meanwhile, others believe there are health benefits alluring.
These salt lamps are said to be, “natural ionizers”, meaning they change the electrical charge of circulating air and producing ions that have health benefits and can improve mood and sleep.
Some believe that positive ions in the air increase anxiety, crankiness, and other unpleasant feelings. They say that negative one’s ease stress, anxiety, and depression and improve overall well-being. In some human studies, negative ions at high concentrations did lessen depression slightly.
However, it has yet to be certain that they can produce any or enough ions to affect your health.
3 Main Health Claims about Himalayan Salt Lamps are:
- They improve air quality
- They can boost your mood
- They can help you sleep
And lastly, of course, they are attractive and generate a nice ambiance to any room.
Natural Toothpaste – Safe and Effective
Natural and organic toothpaste is fluoride-free, with no artificial chemicals, no triclosan and no SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate). The highest risk of using products with SLS is irritation to your eyes, skin, mouth and lungs. This can lead to headaches and dizziness, among other health problems.
Therefore, natural toothpaste poses no risk to the health. Especially in children and toddlers who are just starting to learn how to brush their teeth and inevitably swallowing some toothpaste.
Natural toothpaste prevents and calms gum pains if you have sensitive gums. As well as, has a whitening effect without affecting the enamel of your teeth.
Overall, a safer and effective alternative to ordinary toothpaste.
Reusable Water Bottles – Think twice before buying disposable bottles
It might be stating the obvious but reducing and reusing has great environmental advantages!
In a pinch, disposable water bottles may be convenient. But that convenience comes at a high cost. Before you buy a package of water bottles at the grocery store, consider your other options.
Reusable water bottles are a safer, more sustainable alternative to disposable ones (same with reusable coffee cups).
Reduce the amount of waste generated by plastic water bottle consumption, and cost and reuse your bottle/coffee cups!
Plastic Straws – Reduce and Reuse
By now, you’re probably aware that straws have been cancelled and honestly, next time you grab a drink ask yourself: do you really need that straw? Not usually but maybe for certain drinks, which is where reusable straws come in handy.
Bamboo reusable straws are a cute eco-friendly addition to any drink, along with other straw alternatives such as collapsible straws (easily compactable) or silicone straws (comfortable on teeth).
Whichever reusable eco-friendly straw fits best for you is easily found at your local grocery store.
Now the ultimate question: why not hop on the band wagon for holistic living?